Instructed as prosecution disclosure junior in the murder of LMW
Cat is a former emergency humanitarian specialist having worked in conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for 15 years. Cat worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund, the International Rescue Committee and latterly, the Nike Foundation. Throughout her international work, her primary area of expertise was in humanitarian protection and human rights, with a specific focus on women and girls. Cat returned to the UK in 2015 to lead the Hub Cymru Africa partnership, including supporting NHS Wales links with Africa, before being called to the bar by Middle Temple in 2021.
Cat became a tenant in January 2022 after successfully completing pupillage at 30 Park Place under the supervision of Christian Howells (Public) and Rebecca Harrington (Court of Protection).
Inquests & Inquiries: Cat is currently assisting Hywel Dda Health Board in a number of inquests arising from deaths in hospitals, care homes and in cases of suicide where patients were formerly under the care of the Health Board. Cat has previously been instructed by the Welsh Ambulance Trust and as a pupil acted on behalf of families and other local authority parties. As a pupil Cat also observed the Infected Blood Inquiry and preparations for the Inquest into the death of Emiliano Sala, led by Christian Howells.
Court of Protection: Cat completed a second six pupillage in court of protection work with a particular focus on young adults and the elderly. Since completing her pupillage Cat's practice has developed to include a variety of court of protection matters.
Crime: Cat has developed a busy criminal practise and regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates Courts in South Wales. She has been instructed in jury trials for both the prosecution and defence and was instructed for 5 months as disclosure junior in the murder of LMW.
Civil and Small Claims: Cat has appeared on behalf of both claimants and defendants in small claims hearings. Cat accepts instructions across all Chambers’ primary practise areas including on education and housing matters.
Cat is a fluent Welsh speaker and has intermediate level Spanish.